Writing Checklist for Essays and Writing Homework (SLO)

Content/Organization                                                                                                                                                Check Yes  or  No

Is the topic of the essay clear?

Does the essay have an introductory paragraph, at least one paragraph with supporting ideas, and a concluding paragraph?

Does each paragraph have a clear/focused topic sentence?

Does each paragraph have at least three supporting details?

Does the essay use appropriate vocabulary?

Is the meaning of each sentence clear?

Grammar/Mechanics                                                                                                                                                 Check Yes or  No

Does each sentence begin with a capital letter?

Does the essay use correct capitalization and punctuation?

Are all the words spelled correctly?

Is there subject/verb agreement?

Are the verbs in the correct tense?

Format/Neatness                                                                                                                                                       Check Yes or No

Is the title centered with correct capitalization?

Is each paragraph indented or indicated by proper spacing?

Is the font easy to read?

Is the header complete?

Is the subject line of the e-mail attachment complete?


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